I saw that one of my friends (Mary's Cup of Tea) had a review of this book up on her blog and it reminded me that I really did want to read this one. So I went in and purchased it with my own funds. This is the second, in the Klepto Cat Mystery series. The first, Catnapped, I also purchased on a whim and you can read my review of it here. Yes, there are times I just feel like reading a lighthearted mystery with a little murder a little romance and of course a smart animal or two.
This can definitely be a stand alone read but there are references back to the first in the series. The last book ended when the ladies "saved" the cats and horses. This book begins with a fund raiser where a murder takes place and the only eye witness is the cat! There are quite a bit of twists and turns and you really are not sure who the murderer is and was it the same person who stole the fund raising money?
This took me no time at all to read and would in my opinion be perfect to take to a beach, or to curl up with on a chilly night.
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Savannah and Aunt Margaret open the old Forster home to the Hammond Cat Alliance for a fundraiser to help rehabilitate the abused horses rescued months earlier from the catnappers. Before the afternoon is over, the collected funds go missing and someone is murdered in an upstairs bedroom.
Suspicion surrounds Iris, a local waitress and Savannah’s new best friend. The only witness to the murder is Rags, Savannah’s cat. With the assistance of a cat psychic and Rags’s good friend, Charlotte (the young girl with Downs), the cat helps to “paw” the killer…but not before an attempt is made on Rags’s life. The case is solved only after Rags comes face-to-face with the killer for the second time.
Detective Craig Sledge is new to this book, as is Damon, Iris’s errant son. Sledge finds this to be one of the muddiest cases he has ever worked, with inconsistent clues and no apparent motive. He’s constantly surprised, perplexed and impressed by the cat’s uncanny ability to come up with clues he has missed. His fascination with the attractive Iris Clampton also mystifies the detective.
In this story, one of the rescued horses goes into labor and there’s a night of high drama at the ole corral as veterinarians Savannah and Michael work to save the foal. This experience renews Savannah’s deep interest in horses and riding, which ultimately serves to help her bond with a very important surprise character who finds his way into her life and Michael’s just as they prepare to say their wedding vows.
While Rags is the animal star, he isn’t the only animal featured in this story. Layla is back in all of her tangerine beauty. And Rags makes friends with Buffy, a perky almost Himalayan and the inseparable duo, Walter, an all black cat and his sidekick, Lexie, a charming afghan mix. Savannah’s new ride, Peaches, also debuts in this story. An incident with this mare adds another dimension to Savannah’s and Michael’s relationship. Can he hold her with open arms?
Some say this is a love story with a mystery in the background. And it’s a story of family and friendship as newlyweds Margaret and Max continue to be a meaningful part of Savannah’s and Michael’s world.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
There is a comprehensive biography of Patricia Fry which can be viewed here. This is one interesting woman!
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